Wednesday, May 01, 2013

What the Heck's the Matter with Kids Today?

Is it nature or nurture that creates kids like this? Both, probably. Despite the snickering of one of these guys about his biology teacher, I have no doubt that there were some great teachers in their lives.

Fascinating talks from teenagers.

A safer, cheaper nuclear reactor:

This kid won a science fair by developing a 100% accurate, 3-cent test for pancreatic cancer. I was going to enter my model of an erupting volcano, but wanted to give him a chance.

If you have a teenager yourself, here are nine impressive TED Talks by kids that might inspire them.

These kids are bright, but something or somebody inspired them to take themselves and their passions seriously.

Update: Sorry, the earlier version of this post did not include the video of Jack Andraka's talk about how he developed a test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer.

1 comment:

Chip said...

Yep, the times they are a changin'. Next to your erupting volcano would be a box of dirt with some plastic cowboys and Indians recreating some epic battle.